Port of Los Angeles Breaks Another Cargo Record

The Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo in 2017 than in any time in the Port’s 110-year history, racking up 9,343,192 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), a 5.5 percent increase over 2016’s record-breaking year. It’s the most cargo moved annually by a Western Hemisphere port.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said:

We are powering Los Angeles’ economy to new heights every year, because we know that lasting prosperity means investing boldly in jobs, opportunity, and growth. The success of our Port tells the story of a city whose moment has arrived — and we will continue pushing forward as we expand our role in the global economy.

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said:

2017 was a year beyond expectations but it was not by chance. Our growth is a direct result of a concerted, multi-year effort by the Port and its many partners to maximize efficiency throughout the supply chain. All the collaborative work by a broad range of global maritime stakeholders has delivered these remarkable results.

Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles may be found portoflosangeles.org